The Big 12's playoff hopes had already been dimmed by dismal nonconference showings heading into the weekend. Then the flagship schools fell flat.
Alabama is clearly still the cream of the crop in the SEC, but five other unbeatens could still pose a challenge -- if they step it up.
For some reason, folks continue to underestimate Michigan State. Saturday's win at Notre Dame showed why that's always a bad idea.
With Louisville's dominant win over the Seminoles, the Cardinals' October matchup against Clemson could determine the winner of the ACC.
The Pac-12 played a key role in the Big 12 becoming last among Power 5 equals, improving its own chances of placing its eventual champion in the CFP.
Week 3 saw huge games in Louisville, Oxford and Norman. A pair of five-stars watched Ohio State down OU and came away impressed while No. 1 Trey Smith saw the Crimson Tide.
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